Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Open Source skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Open Source over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Source
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 93 66
Rank change year-on-year -13 -27 -21
Contract jobs citing Open Source 16 19 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.82% 1.09% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.32% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 37
Bristol median daily rate £355 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.52% -8.05% -7.50%
10th Percentile £313 £326 £325
90th Percentile £400 £525 £600
South West median daily rate £431 £438 £450
% change year-on-year -1.43% -2.78% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £65.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - £65.00

Open Source is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1563 1443 1404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.70% 82.98% 81.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1059 1045 1094
Bristol median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £256 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £531
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 66 36
Bristol median hourly rate £23.00 £26.58 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.45% +47.64% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.50 £46.25 £48.75
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +48.08%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in Bristol

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Open Source in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Bristol

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 8 (50.00%) Java
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 6 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) HTTP
3 6 (37.50%) MySQL
3 6 (37.50%) WebLogic
3 6 (37.50%) Unix
3 6 (37.50%) Release Management
3 6 (37.50%) Time Management
3 6 (37.50%) PaaS
3 6 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (37.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 6 (37.50%) QA
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 6 (37.50%) logstash
3 6 (37.50%) Kibana
3 6 (37.50%) User Experience
3 6 (37.50%) Public Cloud
4 5 (31.25%) Virtual Team
4 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
4 5 (31.25%) Hudson
4 5 (31.25%) IaaS
4 5 (31.25%) Artifactory
4 5 (31.25%) MySQL Certification
4 5 (31.25%) RDBMS

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 3 (18.75%) Apache
2 3 (18.75%) Jetty
2 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) PaaS
2 5 (31.25%) IaaS
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
1 6 (37.50%) HTTP
2 4 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (6.25%) GPRS
3 1 (6.25%) GSM
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) LTE
3 1 (6.25%) PSTN
3 1 (6.25%) UMTS
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) VoLTE
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) MySQL
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
2 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) Artifactory
2 5 (31.25%) Hudson
3 4 (25.00%) Maven
4 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 3 (18.75%) IntelliJ
4 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
4 3 (18.75%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Administrator
2 6 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Integration Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) VoIP Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) VoIP Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
1 4 (25.00%) Apache Camel
1 4 (25.00%) JSON
1 4 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (25.00%) REST
2 3 (18.75%) Ajax
2 3 (18.75%) Middleware
2 3 (18.75%) OSGi
2 3 (18.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Public Cloud
1 6 (37.50%) User Experience
2 5 (31.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
2 6 (37.50%) Release Management
2 6 (37.50%) Service Delivery
2 6 (37.50%) Time Management
3 4 (25.00%) BDD
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (25.00%) DevOps
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (18.75%) API Development
4 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (18.75%) Pair Programming
5 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Kibana
1 6 (37.50%) logstash
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft